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Bachelor / Sparks / Lava Loop

  • Length:
    28 miles
  • Difficulty:
  • Nearby Cities:
    Sisters, La Pine, Bend
  • Region:
    Central Oregon
  • Attributes:
    Forest, Mountain Views, Technical

Trailhead Elevation: 6051 ft


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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

Trailhead: Head 22 miles west of Bend on the Cascade Lakes Highway past Mt. Bachelor, turn left on the gravel road across from FS 370, and park at the end of the road near a large cinder quarry. (30 minutes from Bend.)

Highlights: Sub-alpine riding through a variety of forests and lava formations, and past several lakes and streams. This loop is challenging and fun.

Seasons: Summer and fall

A detailed map of this route and others nearby is available through Adventure Maps, an Oregon company, at local bike shops and outdoor retailers, as well as online at


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